Monthly Archives: February 2013

Money to restore school cuts is there, backbone is lacking

  Many of the legislators who voted two years ago to slash education funding by $5.4 billion – or more than $500 per student – continue to claim state government is poverty-stricken and refuse to take steps to restore the … Continue reading

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Will the Supreme Court support public schools?

  Legislative budget writers, according to a news report, plan to put $2 billion of their $20 billion windfall in reserve as a possible down payment should the state eventually lose an appeal of last week’s school finance decision. There … Continue reading

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Which is the biggest emergency: education or tax relief?

  Now that Gov. Perry has manufactured a new use – tax relief – for the Rainy Day Fund, you can be sure his special interest political supporters will be all over themselves trying to get their hands on it. … Continue reading

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